Sunday, September 2, 2012

Maine quaintness in the summer

Yesterday was wonderful weather for the last hurray of summer trip to Acadia --- the weather was warm, sunny, good for anything, biking, hiking, lobster bakes,…. but everyone else, naturally, was thinking the same thing. The traffic started already in Ellsworth.

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But once actually on the island, the traffic dissipated.

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Nevertheless, I was still in shock from the last trip to Bar Harbor and Jordan Pond, so I decided to head to a place where most tourists don’t end up: Northeast Harbor. A wonderfully quaint little village, with a few, cute shops, basically the place where Martha Steward and the Rockefellers buy their groceries in the summer. In good New England fashion, it is all very low-key and unposh.

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Besides the quiet, the lack of foot traffic and the cute little boutiques and a killer tiny grocery store where the common items are expensive champagne, filet mignon and lobster meat, the beautiful place to be is the harbor.

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After feeling relaxed, renewed and recharged, I made a trip to Bar Harbor since there is not much food in Northeast Harbor. One is expected to have a chef. Bar Harbor, per usual, was a zoo.

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